This class is a part of our 2 year ongoing Discovering Buddhism program. It is open to anyone with a desire to learn the Buddha's teaching and is particularly helpful in that the subject matter, Bodhicitta, literally 'Mind of Enlightenment' is commonly referred to as the heart of the Buddha's teaching. This class lays the foundation for further study and investigation and has many integration practices to put into practice the concepts taught. The following quote by Lama Yeshe might be helpful to those interested in attending the class "I think it is absolutely essential for us to have loving kindness towards others. There is no doubt about this. Loving kindness is the essence of bodhicitta, the attitude of the bodhisattva. It is the most comfortable path, the most comfortable meditation. There can be no philosophical, scientific or psychological disagreement with this. With bodhicitta, there's no East-West conflict. This path is the most comfortable, most perfect, one hundred percent uncomplicated one, free of any danger of leading people to extremes. Without bodhicitta, nothing works. And most of all, your meditation doesn't work, and realizations don't come." This class is aimed at beginners and intermediate students and workstudy is always available to those who cannot afford the suggested offering. Please offer what you can.